"Pimm's Cup" is fun to say and even more fun to drink. But what exactly is Pimm's No. 1? Like Southern Comfort or Fernet-Branca, this type of liquor is synonymous with its brand; Pimm's No. 1 is just that, and nothing else.

This gin-based booze hails from England and carries a lower alcohol content (25 percent) than most hard liquor. For that reason, it's one of my absolute favorite ingredients for daytime drinking, and the Pimm's Cup — featuring ginger ale, cucumber, lemon, and mint — is the ultimate delivery vehicle. You can throw back two or three yet not be knocked down like you might be by a bloody Mary. Get the Pimm's Cup recipe now.

Photos: Anna Monette Roberts
Pimm's Cup

Pimm's Cup

Pimm's Cup

Ingredients

Ice
3 ounces Pimm's No. 1
4 1/2 ounces ginger ale
Slice of lemon
Slice of cucumber
Sprig of mint

Directions

  1. Fill a tall collins glass with ice. Pour in Pimm's No. 1 and top with ginger ale. Garnish with lemon, cucumber slice, and a sprig of mint.

Makes 1 cocktail.